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The warmongers want another war, and its closeJoe Clifford Salem-News.com
It appears that pro war forces have now realized they cannot produce any smoking nuclear gun, for there is none.
(Jamestown, RI) - The same forces that dragged us into a war with Iraq resulting in over one million deaths are now hard at work desperately trying to immerse the US in yet another catastrophic war, this time with Iran, and tragically they are having great success, for we are getting ever closer to the impending war.
Iran has been a peaceful nation for most of its history and has done nothing to deserve the wrath of the US, but wrath it is getting.
Since 1979 when the Iranian hostage crises occurred to the present day, the US has officially communicated with Iran for a total of 45 minutes over the past 30 years. Most Americans do not realize the hostage crises occurred because of the CIA‘s first overthrow of popular elected government.
Mohammed Mossadegh, a reformer who was democratically elected by Iranians, was not liked by the US and Great Britain because he wanted to nationalize Iran’s oil rather than have it be exploited by British oil companies. The CIA, not only had a hand in his overthrow, they boasted of their success in Iran, and for the next 20 years the Shah of Iran ruled with an iron fist and squelched any opposition with his brutal CIA trained and funded secret police, Savak. When the Shah was overthrown by the Iranians they rejoiced at his ouster and blamed the US for the installation and maintenance of the Shah and his brutality.
The hostage crises was blowback from the CIA’s role in bringing about a coup in Iran by overthrowing the democratically elected Mossadegh, and installing the infamous dictator, the Shah of Iran. Taking American hostages was the Iranian way of showing their anti American sentiment for fostering, promoting, and protecting a dictator in their nation. They saw their whole nation as having been held hostage under the Shah with much assistance from the US.
It goes without saying that the surest way to war is to have no communication with your adversary, for without communication, there is no dialogue and no possible way to resolve any differences. Such a situation can easily be seen within individual family. When two parents argue, the surest path to family disintegration occurs when there is no communication.
When parent and child argue, the surest way to destroy the relationship between parent and child is to have no communication. Without communication there cannot be reconciliation, either within a family or between two nations. Recently the forces in Congress thirsting for war enacted a law that prohibits any kind of communication between the nation of Iran and the US. That kind of legislation is insanity but it does help bring about war, which is the primary goal of certain forces within Congress and within the US.
The warmongers tried to convince the world that Iran was a nuclear threat by claiming Iran was attempting to produce a nuclear weapon. Iran is the most inspected, monitored nation on earth, with electronic surveillance of its nuclear facilities and many eyes on the ground trying to discover any attempt by Iran to divert nuclear fuel to a nuclear weapons program, and despite all the surveillance, not one shred of proof can be offered that Iran is doing anything to divert fuel to a weapons program.
It appears that pro war forces have now realized they cannot produce any smoking nuclear gun, for there is none. In helping to bring about the war against Iraq, the warmongers tried desperately to create the big lie which they eventually did, that Iraq had WMD. They used every kind of media trick in the book to hoodwink the US public into believing war against Iraq was necessary for US survival.
They even resorted to forgery by producing the so called Niger documents, which was an amateurish attempt to produce fake documents indicating Iraq was trying to procure enriched uranium. This accusation, based on forged papers was dismissed quickly by International Atomic Energy Agency as fraudulent.
They saw through the scheme in about 15 minutes, but the ceaseless effort by the warmongers won out. It is curious that the US government made no attempt to expose or prosecute those responsible for the forgery, but perhaps it is because they knew full well who was responsible. The US never investigated because they knew who did it, and to expose the perpetrators would prove politically embarrassing to say the least.
Recently Congress enacted a law which makes it illegal for anyone to do business with the Bank of Iran and since all transactions go through that Bank, this is an attempt by Congress to destroy the economy of Iran. This legislation in effect is a declaration of war against Iran and can be likened to the attempt by the US to cut off Japan’s sources of oil just prior to WW II. Just as Japan had to resist or die economically, so to must Iran act, which is just what the war party wants.
Let Iran start the war by us provoking them to the extent they must do something to save themselves, and presto, we have our pretext for war. Works every time!
World War II scholars have now proven the US not only knew that Japan was going to attack Pearl Harbor, but that the US wanted this attack. The overwhelming majority of Americans wanted Roosevelt to avoid war and only a 9/11 type incident would convince the US public of the need to fight Japan.
Historian Robert Stinnett in his recent book A Day of Deceit has proven with great pains and documentation that the US had employed an 8 step program that would ultimately force Japan into a war with the US.
Japan was deliberately backed into a corner, and when the US attempted to shut off the oil supply to one of the world’s most industrialized nations in the world, they had to fight back of die.
It appears that history is repeating itself with regard to Iran. Congress, following the orders of the war party, has passed countless sanctions and naively passed legislation backing Iran into a corner with the ultimate goal of forcing Iran to defend itself, thus causing some Tonkin Gulf like incident, which we can then use to get our war.
It really is a shame the American public does not pay much attention to the events of the day. Who are the warmongers and who benefits from war?
Salem-News.com Writer Joe Clifford, lives in historic Jamestown, Rhode Island, and has contributed a number of articles relating to foreign policy to newspapers in the Rhode Island area for years.
He graduated from Providence College where he earned an undergraduate and graduate degree. After a lengthy career as a high school teacher he turned to the study of US foreign policy, and then to writing, as a means of expressing an alternative perspective. His reading and research on foreign policy is broad and extensive, especially as the policy relates to the Middle East. His interest in foreign policy was inspired by the American misadventure in Vietnam. You can write to Joe at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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